Saturday, January 24

 
Addictive Beats guest starrin Zouk

Ive been spendin the last 2 days listenin to Saeed and Palash's latest offering 'Addictive Beats' on my Creative speakers and subwoofer...it's a CD that ive been eyeing for awhile but strangely ive never picked it up when im in HMV...ive heard great things bout this duo..and im always ready to shower accolades on another excellent CD...so i picked it up like 2 weeks ago and OMFG it's the ONLY CD that ive had in my player since then...Steve Lawler be damned...the sound is so different from even the most expensive pair of headphones (ive one of the best series Sony has to offer) coz of one thing: the subwoofer...someone should give the man who invented the subwoofer a Nobel Peace Prize...man a sound just takes on a different texture with it...

My take on Addictive Beats: One of the best tribal house sets ive heard on a CD for a long time...deep dark tribal house is a signature of the duo...and this CD further enhances their reputation of this genre...the layerin and slappin of each percussion/melody/beats isnt perfectly top notch...SnP arent known for their mixing...but it's their ability to churn out a club-thomping tune that keeps the crowd's feet shuffling...i quote (clubguy-miami from Amazon.com) "The 2 cd set is very reminiscent of the feel you get at the club and at afterhours....but in a twist that would make Quinten Tarantino proud....you go through it in reverse order !!" Some of the tracks are just amazingly addictive...hence the titular dignitaries...when i first popped in Saeed's disc i thought ive been transported to some tribal zone with mad monks beatin their drums and feathered women doin their belly dancin....track 4 of Saeed's 'Phat Dope Shit' is SOO crazily manic! There's this English bloke talkin over a boppy tune bout how he got lucky with women...it's not just the laughs he's givin me...my whole body was poundin with the manic beat...i found myself settin the track to repeat for 4-5 successive listenings until all i could think of was 'FUCK GEME SOME DOPE RIGHT NOW" Palash's set was TEH FUCKIN BOMB!! Ive not heard such an incredible progressive beat for a long while...especially the first 4 tracks..track 1 stands out...there's this uplifting African beat to it...this lady wailing with her soarin vocals...like some epic love story...i was thinkin "This is so English Patient"...and track 2 omg...a dark and hollerin beat playin in-sync with this amazing phrase - "Coz now ya not just receiving the information....but responding to it" OH IM RESPONDING TO IT ALRIGHT!!! i felt i could orgasm on the spot...and reorgasm (is there even such a word?) throughout the set......after listenin to the disc i TOTALLY regretted not goin for Palash when he was in Zouk a few weeks back...he would have cooked up a storm...

Ive grown up appreciating progressive house...liking dark house...and totally fallin in love with tribal and tech-base or tech-trance sets...however there're some other genres of music that im not too keen on...such as Break-Beats...

Just yesterday i was in Zouk checkin out James Zabiela's set....i wasnt coverin the event tonight...so i had the luxury of relaxin with Jay and Yun on the dancefloor with some drinks and a couple of fags...this bloke has risen out of nowhere and managed to nestle a comfortable 11th on the Annual Dj Ranking list...i dont know who the ppl were behind the polling...but i suppose they love break beats...i dont mind the beats of break beats...but the music is just that....it breaks too often...there isnt a continuous flow of pounding tribal beats or uplifting trance melodies to keep me focused...im very beat driven...and because of the way i dance...i wouldnt be able to perorm my personal 'sets' of body contortions on the dance floor...but anyway...a great night with some great company...it's wonderful to hang out with friends who appreciate this kind of music...it's not somethin that'll appeal to lovers of RnB or mainstay Pop..too many times ive had to think twice when a friend who doesnt list Zouk as his favorite haunts asks me out to Zouk...i head to Zouk for the great regale and legendary sets that it consistently churns out...and i wish to spread the love and word of it's wonderful music to all my friends...but i dont wish to be wonderin whether my friends are tearin their hearts up inside coz they cant understand the music...it affects me..and it affects my enjoyment...so please...please please...my friends out there...if u do not like Zouk...plz do ask me along..but dont expect me to babysit u once ive been shot in the heart by the music...im not gona save u...

It's just fuckin love man...a great CD and a great sound system at home...now all i need is the fuckin rain to stop...coz it's chillin the bejuzes out of me...


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